This is a guest post by Jeff Perry, MBA
The last few years have brought a lot of commotion and shakeup in the employment world. From mass layoffs to record unemployment and everything in between, “volatility” is certainly the word that comes to mind. One phenomenon that was coined during this time was the “Great Resignation.” 2021 saw the highest levels of quitting and resignations in decades, and they stayed relatively high in 2022 as well.
This created challenges for many employers and leaders, but it also presents opportunities as we move into this new year.
The Opportunity of the Great Resignation
“To some, the pandemic exposed how much work had become like adult daycare. Everyone is expected to be in at a certain time. They’re expected to stay till a certain time. And it’s best to look busy in between.” ~ Russ Hill
One question to ask is: WHY have so many people been quitting their jobs, while at the same time levels of overall employment remain high?